Reggie Smith - Manager Profile

Full Name: James Christopher Reginald Smith
Sep 1st, 1954 to Jan 15th, 1957

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Davie Cross - 95
2. Alec Edmiston - 82
3. Alex Arnold - 81
4. Johnny Coyle - 78
5. Frank Callaghan - 67
6. Archie Aikman - 64
7. Maurice Milne - 64
8. Jimmy Reid - 62
9. Eddie Stewart - 54
10. John McBain - 52
1. Johnny Coyle - 71
2. Maurice Milne - 28
3. Jimmy Reid - 25
4. Archie Aikman - 23
5. Tom McGairy - 13
6. Sandy Stephen - 9
7. Jimmy Coyle - 8
8. Willie Dunlop - 8
9. Jimmy Murphy - 6
10. Dave Sturrock - 6

First Match In Charge: Wednesday, September 1st, 1954 vs. Dunfermline Athletic (3-1)

Last Match In Charge: Saturday, January 12th, 1957 vs. Stranraer (0-1)

Total Players Used: 61

Biggest Win(s)
Dec 1st, 1956 7 - 0 vs. Albion Rovers, League (Division Two)
Apr 21st, 1956 8 - 1 vs. Berwick Rangers, League (B Division)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Aug 17th, 1955 1 - 7 vs. Motherwell, League Cup (Sectional Tie)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
110 38 27 45 235 229 +6
(34.5%) (24.5%) (40.9%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
58 30 13 15 157 101 +56
(51.7%) (22.4%) (25.9%)

An ex-England International who spent eleven years at Millwall, Smith was with the Royal Air Force during the second World War when he was posted to Leuchars in 1944. During his time in Fife, he appeared as a guest player for Dundee and when the war was over he signed on at Dens Park on a permanent deal.

It was with Dundee where Smith took up a coaching position after a brief spell as Corby Town manager, and in September 1954 Dundee United chose Smith to replace the departed Willie MacFadyen.

In his first season he managed to keep United off the bottom of the Division Two table, and followed that up with a respectable 8th place in 1955/56. Midway through his third season, Smith resigned to take over Division One club Falkirk, who he lead to Scottish Cup glory just a few months later.